Mayor Menino Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S Senate

He gave his endorsement at a pro-Warren rally in Roslindale on Friday afternoon.

Mayor Thomas Menino endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren for United States Senate during a pro-Warren rally in Roslindale on Friday.  

Menino, a Democrat, said he did not endorse Warren right away because he "wanted to get to know her" first. And he came to his final decision by pretending he wasn't the mayor, he said. 

"What if I was just a guy from Hyde Park who had a job with the city, whose wife was an accountant and worried about their retirement savings," he said. "What if I was any guy who wondered how his two kids would send his six grandkids to college, and whether they would have good jobs on the other end.  If I wasn’t the Mayor, who would speak up in Washington on my behalf? I thought to myself, if I was any guy from Hyde Park, Elizabeth would have my back, and so I have hers,” he said. 

Warren told supporters she was "deeply honored" by Menino's support. 
“Tom Menino has long been one of the most powerful voices for working families here in the Commonwealth and throughout the country," she said. "Throughout all of the amazing achievements of his career, he has never lost sight of where he came from — the neighborhoods of Boston. His tireless advocacy has helped revitalize Boston's neighborhoods, create a vibrant city, and strengthen our schools so that our kids and families have a fair shot at success and the American dream. I am proud to stand with Mayor Menino and I look forward to working together on this campaign and in our efforts to fight for a level playing field for hardworking men and women here in Boston and across Massachusetts.”

Warren is facing incumbent Senator Scott Brown in a tight race that has seen multiple lead changes through polling in the last few weeks. The two faced off in their first debate on Thursday night. 

gene September 23, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Scott Brown is a hack plain and simple. He is a creation of Martha Coakley's inability to run a decent campaign. He was a light weight as a lawyer, as a state senator, and in now in Congress. Its very telling that he opened up the debate not by gloating about his record in the Senate but by attacking Warren. When you don't have a record that's what you do! As to being the master of half-truths, wasn't it Brown that said (MANY TIMES) that he was meeting with Kings and Queens. Those weren't just half-truths they were no-truths!
Ron Powell September 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM
The Republicans and the Democrats are both controlled by the rich. Basically, there are two kinds of rich folks in the US: the ones who don't care about people like us (the Republicans) and the ones who Know What's Best for us (the Democrats). Guess which ones are more dangerous.
Bill September 24, 2012 at 01:38 PM
She is a classic phony liberal, right down to scamming affirmation action laws to get herself into the ivy league. Sadly at least half the Mass electorate will fall for her ads and claims to care about the "little people". Both she and Obama may win by turning people against each other with envy and resentment. Not a proud moment for this country that used to be about opportunity and hard work. Now it is about what can the government do for me and who else can pay for it.
Bill September 24, 2012 at 03:55 PM
The latest on Warren - has no license to practice law http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/09/elizabeth-warrens-law-license-problem/
Jeff Twohig September 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Besides her blatant lies about her ancestry, it has now been discovered that Elizabeth Warren has been practicing law in Massachusetts WITHOUT A LICENSE ! Of course, given that this IS Massachusetts, this probably makes her a more desirable candidate for Liberals here.


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